Syrian opposition: Assad barrel bombs kill 18 in Aleppo

Syrian opposition forces say regime helicopters launched barrel bombs on village killing 18 people in Aleppo

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Syria’s opposition forces say the military carried out barrel-bomb attacks on a village in Aleppo, killing at least 18 people, on Wednesday.

The village, Al Bureij, is reportedly in the vicinity of the city of Al Bab, which is currently held by ISIS.

The Syrian Revolution General Commission said a regime helicopter dropped four barrel bombs on the village, killing several and injuring others.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad launches frequent attacks on areas supposedly populated with ISIS militants, or Syria’s opposition forces, along with civilians.

Over 220,000 people were killed in Syria since the beginning of the civil war in 2011, between regime forces and armed opposition groups, according to the UN.

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